‘Legacy forest’ campaign part of this year’s Romp to Stomp event at the Frisco Nordic Center
By Bob Berwyn
FRISCO — Along with an enjoyable day of snowshoeing for a good cause, this year’s Romp to Stomp participants will be celebrated with a grove of trees to be planted on the Frisco peninsula this summer.
The Bristlecone Foundation, KCMV radio and the Town of Frisco are giving this gift of life and hope as a lasting legacy to celebrate the courage, love and spirit of each participant, said the Bristlecone Foundation’s Åsa Armstrong.
“We’re just so impressed by the dedication of these amazing people,” Armstrong said, referring to the Romp to Stomp participants who rally to raise funds for the fight to treat and cure breast cancer.
This year’s event is March 6 at the Frisco Nordic Center and online registration is under way. As of March 2, there were still some spots avaialable. Click here to sign up.
To create a lasting tribute, the Bristlecone Foundation partnered with the Summit County Open Space and Trails Department and the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to plan for the new grove of trees in an area that was cleared of beetle-killed lodgepoles.
Even if you can’t participate in the Romp to Stomp, you can help the cause by donating. Each $20 gift purchases a seedling to be planted in Summit County this summer with 100 percent of funds benefiting end-of-life, pediatric and adult home health care with Bristlecone Health Services.
“Another year for Romp to Stomp out breast cancer and we, at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, continue to be touched and thankful for breast cancer treatment,” said breast cancer survivor Nancy Gulley, who works at the hospital.
“I am two years out and doing well, but in the past year two of our dear staff members were diagnosed.They have both gone through surgeries and chemotherapy treatments. Both are starting to feel better after the difficult treatments.The Susan G. Komen for the Cure helps many women who cannot afford breast cancer treatment to get help, as well as doing research to, hopefully, cure breast cancer someday,” Gulley said, highlighting the importance of continued financial support for research and treatment.
For more information on how you can plant a Legacy Forest seedling, stop by the KCMV booth at the event or visit the Bristlecone Foundation online for more information about the Legacy Forest program.